ECDE Student Entering Block I for Fall 2023

IF you are an ECDE student entering Block I for next Fall 2023, and you are planning to participate in Pre-K placement experience during the Fall term, you will need to enter the “student portal” this current semester between FEBRUARY 27th  – MARCH 18th , 2023 to complete and submit your ‘Application’ for Student Teaching.  Students will be using the “Clinical Experience” link to access this document.  A representative from the Clinical Experience Office will be meeting with you in advance, during the current Spring 2023 semester, in one of your designated classes to go over the application process and timeline.

ECDE Student Entering Block III for Spring 2023

IF you are an ECDE student entering Block III for this Spring 2023, and you are planning to participate in K-5 Block IV Field placement during Fall 2023, followed by K-5 Block V Student Teaching in Spring 2024, you will need to enter the “student portal” this semester between FEBRUARY 13th – FEBRUARY 25th , 2023 to complete the ‘Application’ for Student Teaching using the “Clinical Experience” link.

ECDE Student Entering Block IV for Spring 2023

IF you are an ECDE student entering Block IV for this Spring 2023, and you are planning to participate in a K-5 Block V Student Teaching placement during Fall 2023, you should have already completed your application during Fall semester 2022. **If you did NOT already complete your application during the Fall semester, contact Mike Englert,  Director of Clinical Experience,   mengler8@kent.edu

Future ADED Student Teacher Fall 2023/Spring 2024

IF you are an ADED student and you are planning to participate in your 'Fall Practicum' next year during fall 2023, followed by your student teaching in spring 2024, you should have completed your application by December 1st, during Fall 2022. If you did not complete your application in the Fall semester, contact Mike Englert, Director of Clinical Experience mengler8@kent.edu.

Current MAT/SEED Fall 2023/Spring 2024

IF you are an MAT/SEED student and you were recently admitted to the program to participate in your Fall 2023 Practicum followed by your Spring 2024 Student Teaching, you will need to enter the ‘student portal’ this current Spring semester to complete your online ‘application’ from MARCH 20th  -- to APRIL 1st.

Education Major/Minor In Any Other Program Area Fall 2023

IF you are an education major/minor in any other program area (MCED, SPED, HPE, Art Ed, Music Ed, TESL, MCLS, ASL/English Interpreter, Deaf Ed, SLP) and you are planning to participate in ‘Student Teaching’ beginning in Fall 2023 semester, you should have already completed your application in the student portal by December 1st during Fall semester 2022. ** If you did NOT complete your application during Fall term, you need to contact Mike Englert, Director of Clinical Experience mengler8@kent.edu.

Education Major/Minor In Any Other Program Area Spring 2024

If you are an education major/minor in any other program area (MCED, SPED, HPE, Art Ed, Music Ed, TESL, MCLS, ASL/ English Interpreter, Deaf Ed, SLP) and you are planning to participate in Student Teaching SPRING 2024, you will need to enter the "student portal" between APRIL 3rd  to APRIL 29th   of this current semester (Spring 2023) to complete the 'Application' for Student Teaching using the "Clinical Experience" link.  Detailed instructions for completing required documents will be provided at scheduled ‘Orientation Meetings’.  Dates and times are listed on our webpage using the "announcements" link.  If you have any questions, contact Mike Englert, Director of Clinical Experience by phoning our office at 330-672-0541 or by email mengler8@kent.edu.

To Find The Application

The application is in the Student Portal. From the menu choose “Clinical Experience,” then choose “Student Teaching Application” and follow the prompts. Students should only submit their application during their designated ‘time frame.’

Student Teaching

  • Link to Student Portal Log-in
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The student teaching application is not complete until all sections of the application have green checkmarks. If you have missed a section, your application is not complete and may not be processed.
  • Students who wish to include a ‘chosen name’ to their application should first submit their information with the University Registrar.

Student Portal Login  

Out-of-State Student Teaching 

  • Application for Out-of-State Student Teaching
  • For all teacher education majors except Deaf Education and Educational Interpreting, there is a $130 placement fee (payable to KSU)
  • At one of the following three locations:
    • Collier/Lee Counties Florida
    • Paradise Valley, Arizona
    • Clear Creek ISD, Texas

Student Teaching at an Out-of-State School for Deaf Ed and ASEI Students

  • Deaf Ed Application for Out of State
  • For ASL/ English Interpreting Students going to an out of state placement, please use the Application for ASL/English Interpreting out of state
  • Students should complete the out of state application above after meeting with your program adviser to determine if  the program will allow you to attend an out of state placement. 
  • For Deaf Education and Education Interpreting candidates who are assigned to an Out-of-State placement by the university, there are NO STUDENT FEES.  However, students who willfully elect to be placed out-of-state in lieu of being placed at an available partnering district within Ohio, a fee of $130.00 will be required (payable to KSU), along with completion of all necessary documents.

Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching  (C.O.S.T.)

Student Teaching Forms

All trainings and forms must be completed online. All documents and training certificates must be uploaded to the appropriate tab in the student portal, using the Clinical Experience link.

Registration for Prerequisite Training for Student Teaching

  • Register Online For CPR & Child Safety Training FOR STUDENT TEACHERS ONLY! 
  • NOTE: Once you are paid and registered for an online Child Safety training session, you will have ’10 calendar days’ to complete the session. We offer multiple sessions for you to choose from.  You will need to select ONE training session from the list provided, and complete all 4 required modules offered within the session you have registered for.  You will receive a ‘certificate of completion’ upon the successful conclusion of the training session.  If you do not complete the training within the designated 10 day window, you will need to register for an additional training session.
  • Register Online For A.L.I.C.E. Training Offered Through KSU Success
  • The ALICE training sponsored by KSU is ‘free’ to our students.
  • The CPR/AED training sponsored by KSU is ‘in-person’ on select Saturdays in White Hall and is currently ‘free’ to our students, with limited seating; sessions are available on a ‘first come’ basis.  You must register (above) to attend.
  • Students can also complete the appropriate CPR/AED training, that includes both Child and Adult CPR, for a small fee on-line through links offered by the American Heart Association,  or through ODJFS courses, or the American Red Cross at the following link:  https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/cpr/cpr-training/cpr-online
  • Students can currently complete Child Safety training modules on-line for a small fee through the Stark County Educational Service CenterStudents must register (above) in advance to attend.
  • All training certificates must be uploaded to the Student Portal prior to the start of your Student Teaching semester.

Collaboration in ASL/English Interpreting

COLLABORATION IN PK-12 Special Education

Criminal Background Check Policy